Sedalia, MO on August 16, 2019
Judge Kevin Jorgensen



2019 Missouri Holstein Field Day
Shatto Farms

Lora Wright and Shannon Kleiboeker manned the registration table.

Cargill - Main sponsor for the day!

Lots of interaction with participants and field day sponsors.

We had a wonderful gathering of dairyman from multiple states.


The Missouri Holstein Field Day was held Friday, July 12 at Shatto Farms owned and operated by Leroy and Barb Shatto and Matt Schapeler of Osborn, Missouri. We had a warm wonderful day and a great turnout from multiple states. We had some great sponsors that all of our attendees were able to visit with.

Shatto's processing facility was a highlight for many in the group. They showed participants the complete process of the many holding and processing tanks for the vaious types of milks and drinks that they make. Then they demonstrated the glass bottle washing process and the actual bottling process. They also have a separate processing facility in the building for ice cream and cheese.

Participants were also able to view the cattle in their sawdust bedded pack barn and a separate free stall barn. Leroy and Barb Shatto explained how they embarked on their journey and how they have expanded over the years. Herd Manager, Matt Schapeler, talked about the genetics of the herd and their breeding program and milking routeins.

A demonstration and discussion from the NRCS specialist utilizing the rainfall simulator demonstrated proper land managment and cover crop benefits and where your rainfall is going on different types of soil and fields.

A wonderful meal was sponsored by Cargill with dessert provided by Shatto celebrating their brownie ice cream sandwiches, Yummm!

The day ended with some outstanding door prizes from our sponsors and vendors. Thank you to everyone who was able to attend and to visit a innovative dairy in our state.

Milk Silo
A distinctive feature on the farm
just like their milk bottles

Janice Perry and Jeanne Luttrell enjoying the day.

Water Simulator
Look closely and you can see the application of over 1" of rain in just a few minutes.

NRCS speaker demonstrates water that runs off or penetrates different tracts of land.
You might be surprised.

MU's John Denbigh and Reagan Bluel
look at the free stall barn.

Adrian Buff and Scott Wilson
reconnecting at field day.

During lunch we had some of our special guests speak to the group. Holstein field rep, Tim Ewing, presented National Holstein USA Distinguished Junior Member Finalist, Lora Wright, with her plaque. Vice President, Ryan Bilyeu, also presented the past president plaque to Brad Groves.

Ryan presented the Shatto's with a small token of our appreciation for hosting field day. A hand painted platter featuring their facility. Junior Advisor, Shannon Kleiboeker, displayed the national winning Missouri banner made by Colton Kleiboeker. The juniors also sold tickets for the raffle calf donated by the Durst Family.

National Distinguished Junior
Lora Wright receiving plaque from Tim Ewing

Selling Raffle Tickets
Ada Bluel selling raffle tickets to Jeff Verguth!

Door Prizes
Our sponsors gave some great door prizes for our guests.

Beautiful painted platter

Everyone was able to sample all
of the cool milk flavors Shatto has

Presenting Thank You Platter
Herdsman - Matt Schapeler
Owners Barb and Leroy Shatto

Past President Plaque to Brad Groves

Calves and Free Stall Barn

Pack Barn
The farm utilizes a free stall barn and a bedded pack barn.

Most heifers are raised off-site, but they return to the farm for breeding.

Milk Processing Room
Lots of tanks and holding vats to process all of the differnt milks.

Washing the Glass Bottles
This process takes the same amount of time that you wash your milk lines with a very old machine.

Bottling Milk

The best part of the day is reconnecting with old friends and making new ones!
Tim and Mary Jean Ewing chat with Margaret Schooley.

A big THANK YOU to the
Sponsors for this year's Field Day!

Thank you to our Lunch Sponsors:

Cargill - Main sponsor for the day!


Thank you for a wonderful day!

Shatto Farms
Matt Schapeler, Manager
9406 N. Hwy 33, Osborn, MO
Email: mschapeler@yahoo.com

Photos from Field Day - See more of the farm, cows, processing and events of the day!
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Field Day 2019-Shatto



There are five district shows. If you are in the area, go and support your local dairy breeders at their district shows. It is a great way to get to know other breeders. Some districts also have meals and other activities planned. If you have any questions just give your district president or me a call. South Central district show date is not yet finalized.


August 16 ~ 8:00 AM Southwest District Show, MO state Fair.
Held in conjunction with Stat Fair


Missouri 4-H Dairy Cow Camp


Cow Camp was featured on a local TV show 'From the Tailgate'. Watch the segment below highlighting the kids and this great camp!

Click on the play button within the video to play the segment.


Ozark Empire Fair Results

Click here to view the results of the Open Holstein show at the Ozark Empire Fair.

Photos from Open Holstein Show and Supreme Champion
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Ozark Empire Fair 2019 - Open Holstein Show

Some photos of Junior Holstein Show
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OEF 2019 - Jr Holstein Show

Women In Dairy


NO meeting will be held in AUGUST due to the state fair

We will resume September 11 in SW MO: Genomics "What you need to know".
South Central group will have a social lunch.

Reagan Bluel will be taking a van from SW Missouri up to field day. Please contact Reagan for details at 417-847-3161 (text) or BluelRJ@missouri.edu

RSVP or questions: Reagan Bluel 417-847-3161 (text) or BluelRJ@missouri.edu

September 1 Deadline

Advertise your Cattle for Sale or place a Farm Ad


Missouri Holstein is excited to announce we will provide advertising in the Pulsator Newsletter. The next issue will be coming out in September. Both full color and Black and White ad options are available and very affordable. Circulation is across the entire state of Missouri consisting of over 200 dairy farmers.

Do you have seed or hay to sell? Cattle that you would like to move? Bulls to sell or are you needing some springers? This is the place for you. We would love to help you with your advertising needs. We can take your ideas and design your ad.

Full Page (8.5" x 11") - $100
Half Page - $50
Quarter Page - $30

Full Page (8.5" x 11") - $80
Half Page - $40
Quarter Page - $20

Click Here for Ad details and reservation form

Contact Secretary, Jodi Wright ASAP to place your ad. 417-743-2921-2679 or jwright@missouriholstein.com


Update: Dairy Margin Program Signup
June 17 - Sept. 20
New DMC Decision Tool

WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced today the availability of a new web-based tool – developed in partnership with the University of Wisconsin – to help dairy producers evaluate various scenarios using different coverage levels through the new Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program. For more information, access the tool at fsa.usda.gov/dmc-tool. For DMC sign up, eligibility and related program information, visit fsa.usda.gov or contact your local USDA Service Center.

NEW:The Department has built in a 50 percent blend of premium and supreme alfalfa hay prices with the alfalfa hay price used under the prior dairy program to provide a total feed cost that more closely aligns with hay rations used by many producers. At a milk margin minus feed cost of $9.50 or less, payments are possible.

Signup open from June 17 - September 20, 2019

Information regarding DMC can be found here.
New Program 2019:
- January Rate: 7.71. Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $1.79 per cwt.
- February Rate: 7.91. Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $1.59 per cwt.
- March Rate: 8.66. Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $0.84 per cwt.
- April Rate: 8.82. Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $0.68 per cwt.
- May Rate: 9.00. Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $0.50 per cwt.
- June Rate: 8.63. Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $0.87 per cwt.


LATE FEE of $10/Membership
AFTER APRIL 14, 2019
Memberships received after June 1
do NOT qualify for State Sponsored Awards

You can pay dues ONLINE or MAIL!
before June 1 to qualify for association awards.

PAY ONLINE (click here)

PAY VIA MAIL (click here)


Adult membership dues are a flat fee of $50.00 per herd prefix.
For each additional individual member per prefix, an additional $25.00 per person.
Those adult members who do not own cattle pay $25.00 per membership.
Junior members pay $5.00 per membership.
Removed from Holstein USA Membership March 15.
Late Fee of $10.00 per adult membership April 15 or later.

A paid State Membership will reduce your registration fees 
and other Holstein Service fees. State Memberships are renewed annually for both Adult & Junior Members.

JUNIORS: If you are a Junior only member (your parents are not state association members, and you wish to receive the Mid-States Magazine then you must include $5 additional (per family) with your junior dues in order to receive the Mid-States.

Membership registration forms are available for download - Click HERE.
Please send completed forms and a check payable
to Missouri Holstein Association to:

Missouri Holstein Association
Jodi Wright, Secretary/Treasurer
11449 Lawrence 2220
Verona, MO 65769

For questions or more information, email  jwright@missouriholstein.com



If you need a Missouri state member's phone, email
or address click on the link below.

2019 Missouri Membership List - By District

2019 Missouri Membership List - By Last Name


August 13-18 Missouri State Fair & SW District Show
September 1 Ad deadline for Pulsator to Jodi

September 8 World Dairy Expo Entries Postmarked

September 19 World Dairy Expo Entries Late Entry Deadline

November 1 Missouri Dairy Hall Nominations Due.
December 1 Ad deadline for Pulsator to Jodi

March 13, 2020 Hol USA Judges Conference, Maddox/RuAnn Dairy, CA

National Holstein Convention 2012 http://www.holsteinconvention2012.com

Scholarship Listings http://www.hoards.com/youth/collegescholarships

Dairy Shrine Scholarships http://www.dairyshrine.org

FFA Scholarships http://www.ffa.org

Robthom Farm, Springfield, MO: http://www.robthom.com/

Groves-View Dairy http://www.grovesviewdairy.com

Missouri Dairy Hall of Honors: http://www.modairyhallofhonors.com/

Missouri Dairy Business Update: http://agebb.missouri.edu/modbu/index.htm

Missouri Dairymen’s Resource Guide: http://www.agebb.missouri.edu/dairy/

Genex Custom Collection Services: http://genex.crinet.com/page189/GenexCustomCollection

Missouri Dairy Association: http://www.missouridairy.org

Dairy Agenda Today: http://www.dairyagendatoday.com

Farms.com Classifieds-Post and search for everything farm related: livestock, feed and used equipment http://www.farms.com/classifieds

We would like to link our Missouri Holstein Members that have a webpage of their own to the Missouri Holstein Page. Would you like to have your page linked up with ours? Contact Jodi Wright through the feedback form and I'll explain how it will work. We'd love to have everyone listed. There is no cost to you for this service.


Tommy Scrivner
Phone: 417-543-0725

Vice President
Ryan Bilyeu

Jodi Wright
11449 Lawrence 2220
Verona, MO 65769

Director at Large
Scott Wilson


Mid-States Editor
Kate Geppert
4728 Co Rd 240
Kingdom City, MO 65262

National Director
Dwight Rokey
2021 F Road
Sabetha, Kansas 66534

Holstein Field Representative
Tim Ewing
4784 State Hwy PP
Fordland, MO 65652
417-818-MILK (6455)


If you would like more information on the following:

  • Cattle Available to Sell
  • Cattle Wanted to Buy
  • Consign cattle to State Sale
  • Request catalog for State Sale
  • Advertising in Mid-States Publication
  • Subscribing to Mid-States Publication
  • Senior Membership
  • Junior Membership
  • Show Entry forms
  • Information on Missouri Sho-Me Futurity
  • Want to advertise on Breeders Page on our website
  • Would like to link farm to Missouri Website
  • Other

Please email your request for information to the following email. Include the items you are interested in, your name, address, phone, and email.  jwright@missouriholstein.com


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